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Copeland, Susan R.; Cosbey, Joanna – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
Research strongly supports including students with extensive support needs in general education settings and providing them access to the general curriculum. Yet, there is limited research indicating how to provide them authentic access to this curriculum. This article explores several instructional approaches to provide access including (a) use…
Descriptors: General Education, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Ward, Theresa – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2009
In the late 1960s and 1970s, the author was falsely labeled as a student with mental retardation, a label that controlled her educational experience for 8 years. In the early 1980s, she completed traditional university licensure programs to become both a general and a special education teacher. In this article, the author provides the perspective…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mental Retardation, Educational Experience, Special Education
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Falvey, Mary A. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
In this article, the author comments on the paramount article "Toward Realization of the Least Restrictive Educational Environments for Severely Handicapped Students" by Brown, Wilcox, Sontag, Vincent, Dodd, and Gruenewald. She states that the article contained amazingly persuasive and logical ideas that guided the dramatic changes in service…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming
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Brown, Lou; Wilcox, Barbara; Sontag, Edward; Vincent, Betty; Dodd, Nancy; Gruenewald, Lee – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2004
It is now the responsibility of educators to provide for the education of severely handicapped students in what has been referred to as "the least restrictive educational environment." This paper discusses least restrictive educational environments in relation to segregation versus integration, interactions with nonhandicapped age peers,…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Mainstreaming